Certifications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yebubbleman, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030

    Yebubbleman

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    I hold four Apple Certifications:
    ACMT (Apple Certified Macintosh Technician)
    ACSP 10.6 (Apple Certified Support Professional for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard)
    ACSP 10.7 (Apple Certified Support Professional for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion)
    Apple Certified Associate Mac Integration 10.7 (Integration of Lion based client systems in an all-windows environment)

    I'm working on my ACTC 10.6 (Apple Certified Technical Coordinator for Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server) and thereafter, I'll do the same for 10.7. I don't bring this up to show off, but rather to ask a couple questions for any Mac IT professionals out there:Do you have any of these certifications? Did they help you get a job? Are they worth getting? I'd like to find a job doing Mac IT, primarily because I find that working with Macs in that kind of environment is fun whereas working with Windows...well...isn't. The type of people in that environment tend to be more interesting and the problems themselves seem to be...well...that much more logical. I'm finding that, at this point, I either need to brace myself for expanding my Windows knowledge-base and perhaps working in an all-Windows environment or I need to find a drastically different strategy for finding the right kind of Mac IT job. Any IT pros out there have any suggestions? Anything helps. Thanks a ton.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
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    Those are good to have, but certifications aren't as valuable as the knowledge gained in the process of qualifying for them. While certifications are helpful to some extent in attracting some clients, what keeps them coming back and referring others is meeting their needs in a timely and professional manner. Once you build a good reputation with clients, they'll build your business for you, by coming back and by referring others. Treat the client who pays you $1,000 the same as the one who pays you $80,000 and you never know what business they may bring you in the future. Good luck!
     

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